in hot pursuit


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in hot pursuit (of someone or something)

Chasing or pursuing someone or something very closely or with great energy or zeal. The suspect was seen fleeing down Main Street with police in hot pursuit. They've been in hot pursuit of an Olympic gold medal for the last eight years.
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in hot purˈsuit (of somebody/something)

chasing somebody; trying to catch somebody: He grabbed the jewels and ran, with several customers in hot pursuit.
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Despite the fact that the officers stopped in the midst of the chase and went back to police headquarters, the court still deemed that the officers were in hot pursuit of the killer.
The court found that, even though the officers were in hot pursuit of the bank robber, they only had a reasonable suspicion that the robber was in any of the rooms; they did not have the requisite probable cause.
Supreme Court ruled that the officers were not in hot pursuit of the defendant because 1) she was not fleeing from the officers; 2) she was completely surrounded by the police before she knew of their presence; and 3) she made no attempt to escape.
Would the police be in hot pursuit if, after arriving at the scene, they go straight to the house and enter it in order to arrest the suspect?
The state of Wisconsin contended that the warrantless search of the home was reasonable on three grounds: 1) the officers were in hot pursuit of the suspect; 2) the defendant posed a threat to public safety; and 3) there was an emergency need to ascertain the driver's blood-alcohol level.
If officers are in hot pursuit of a suspect who has committed only a misdemeanor, would they be able to make a warrantless entry in order to arrest the suspect?